GBI investigating shooting involving Lamar deputy

lfabian@macon.comMay 23, 2014 

A Griffin woman was shot Friday during a struggle with a Lamar County deputy.

Maj. Leslie Holmes, Lamar County’s chief deputy and 16-year veteran of the department, was investigating a suspicious vehicle when the driver engaged in an intense struggle on the old U.S. 41 in Milner, according to a news release from the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office.

Holmes shot the driver, Joy Lynn Day, who was taken to the hospital along with Holmes, who was injured in the scuffle.

The GBI was immediately called to investigate the incident, the release stated.

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